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International Education Coordinator

Employer
Augusta University
Location
Grovetown, GA
Closing date
May 10, 2024

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Specialty
Global Education
Position Type
Coordinator
Hours
Full-time
Employment Type
Permanent
Organization Type
College / University
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About Us

Augusta University is Georgia's innovation center for education and health care, training the next generation of innovators, leaders, and healthcare providers in classrooms and clinics on four campuses in Augusta and locations across the state. More than 10,500 students choose Augusta for educational opportunities at the center of Georgia's cybersecurity hub and experiential learning that blends arts and application, humanities, and the health sciences. Augusta is home to Georgia's only public academic health center, where groundbreaking research is creating a healthier, more prosperous Georgia, and world-class clinicians are bringing the medicine of tomorrow to patient care today. Our mission and values make Augusta University an institution like no other.

The University System of Georgia is comprised of our 26 institutions of higher education and learning as well as the System Office. Our USG Statement of Core Values are Integrity, Excellence, Accountability, and Respect. These values serve as the foundation for all that we do as an organization, and each USG community member is responsible for demonstrating and upholding these standards. More details on the USG Statement of Core Values and Code of Conduct are available in USG Board Policy 8.2.18.1.2 and can be found online at https://www.usg.edu/policymanual/section8/C224/#p8.2.18_personnel_conduct.

Additionally, USG supports Freedom of Expression as stated in Board Policy 6.5 Freedom of Expression and Academic Freedom found online at https://www.usg.edu/policymanual/section6/C2653.

Location

Augusta University

Our Summerville Campus: 2500 Walton Way, Augusta, GA 30904

Job Summary

Serves as the face of the department to most students, providing individual assistance to all students seeking a study abroad experience. Has intimate knowledge of all faculty-led courses and the development of exchange and affiliate programs. Provides students with the tools necessary to make informed decisions about studying abroad. Oversees the individual/independent student traveler program. Collaborates with Student Affairs in the development and coordination of the annual AU International Education Week programming including campus-wide international festival and major international speakers. Works closely with other study abroad staff members to develop student recruitment, plan and host recruitment and orientation events, liaise with study abroad alumni, and maintain partnerships with exchange partner institutions and third-party providers. Serves as the designee of the Director of Study Abroad/Away for AU in his/her absence.

Responsibilities

Duties include, but are not limited to:

ADVISING: Meet with prospective study abroad/away students. Have knowledge of all study abroad/away programs. Advise students on private or departmental fundraising opportunities for study abroad/away. Advise students of scholarship activities both on and off campus in study abroad/away and assist with the application and award process. Advise students on the unique nature and requirements of studying abroad/away (passport, visas, airport, culture shock, academics). Meet with all students who seek to sign up for study abroad or away programs as part of their mandatory planning meeting. Assist with developing course lists for the registrar, handle permissions for course registration, and verify all students are registered for courses associated with their programs. Oversee 'Individual Student Travel' (about 100 students each year)- Handle initial contact and continued contact to ensure all documentation is complete before a student travels.

TRAINING AND SERVICE: Advise the Global Ambassadors (study abroad alumni) and recruit, train, and manage volunteers at various meetings and events. Promote and assist with student conference registrations and chaperone groups participating in activities like the Georgia International Leadership Conference or the Lessons from Abroad Returnee Conference. Serve on the Institutional Study Abroad Committee ('SAC) and other committees/subcommittees as assigned. Assist in the supervision and training of student assistants. Serves as liaison for external constituencies, including international partners, third-party study abroad providers, and vendors associated with each program. Other clerical duties as needed to maintain the office.

RISK MANAGEMENT: Assists faculty leading programs to countries with travel warnings or safety concerns with adhering to and maintaining compliance with related university policies and protocol. Works with faculty leading study abroad programs to ensure compliance with federal, state, and university policies, procedures, and requirements related to Study Abroad/Away. Develops, with the Director of Study Abroad, protocols, and procedures appropriate for study abroad programs to supplement existing university policies and procedures. Maintains communication with students who are abroad and, if appropriate, provides re-entry support and services. Be available for emergencies arising abroad or away to follow emergency procedures from the US side of operations as needed and in the absence of the director.

MARKETING: Market study abroad/away programs to all perspective and current students, this includes AU faculty led and USG Goes Global opportunities. Promote study abroad/away through classroom presentations, courses, summer orientation, campus events, admissions programs, and other requests as needed. Advertise and create marketing materials for all study abroad programs (online through web and brochures). Oversee, manage, and post on all social media for the Study Abroad Office in collaboration with student assistants.

EVENT PLANNING: Collaborate with Student Affairs in the development and coordination of the annual AU International Education Week programming, which includes campus-wide international festivals and major international speakers. Assists with the development and planning of the annual study abroad fairs with the Director. Coordinate and present pre-departure orientations for all participants. Collaborate with other student offices on issues such as disabilities, testing, student affairs, financial aid, career services, honors, multicultural student affairs, and undergraduate research advising.

WEBSITE DEVELOPMENT: Maintain and regularly update the Study Abroad website. Coordinate the registration of the study abroad/away students and program development through the Terra Dotta online platform to ensure all applications are complete prior to travel.

OHER DUTIES: All other related duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and two years of applicable experience in higher education and/or international studies.

Preferred Qualifications

Master's degree from an accredited college or university with experience in college student development, international education, or related field and 1-3 years experience working with college students, and either international travel, working abroad, foreign language expertise, or international education but education can be substituted for experience.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

KNOWLEDGE

Adhere to University policies and procedures to meet Institutional goals and support

Proficient in Microsoft Office and other computer software/databases.

SKILLS

Demonstrated commitment to inclusiveness by working well with different populations

Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Demonstrated organizational and interpersonal skills, as well as problem-solving and team-building skills

Exhibit personal code of ethics within professional practice.

ABILITIES

Ability to maintain confidentiality

Consistently exhibit engaging customer service

Navigate web access and email with or without reasonable accommodation

Ability to work well in diverse environments

Ability to identify and address problems, formulate rules, and articulate policies and rules to internal an external constituents

Ability to respond effectively to time-sensitive inquiries or complaints.

Shift/Salary/Benefits

Shift: Monday-Friday (work outside of the normal business hours will likely be required of an employee in an exempt level position)

Pay Grade: 15

Salary: $38,913/annually - $44,000/annually

Salary to be commensurate with qualifications of the selected candidate within the established range (generally minimum-midpoint) of the position

Recruitment Period: Until Filled

Augusta University offers a variety of benefits to full-time benefits-eligible employees and some of our half-time (or more) employees.

Benefits that may be elected could include health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, Teachers Retirement System (or Optional Retirement Plan), as well as earned vacation time, sick leave, and 13 paid holidays.

Also, our full-time employees who have been employed with us successfully for more than 6 months can be considered for the Tuition Assistance Program. Consider applying with us today!

Conditions of Employment

All selected candidates are required to successfully pass a Background Check review prior to starting with Augusta University.

If applicable for the specific position based on the duties: the candidate will also need to have a credit check completed for Positions of Trust and or approved departmental Purchase Card usage.

Motor vehicle reports are required for positions that are required to drive an Augusta University vehicle.

All employees are responsible for ensuring the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of sensitive [patient, student, employee, financial, business, etc.] information by exercising sound judgment and adhering to cybersecurity and privacy policies during their employment and beyond.

Other Information

This position is also responsible for promoting a customer-friendly environment and providing superior service to our patients, students, faculty, and employees. "Augusta University is a patient-and family-centered care institution, where employees partner every day with patients and families for success."

Augusta University is a tobacco-free environment, and the use of any tobacco products on any part of the campus, both inside and outside, is strictly prohibited.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Augusta University is proud to be an equal opportunity employer welcoming applicants from underrepresented groups, including individuals with disabilities and veterans.

How To Apply

Consider applying with us today!

https://www.augusta.edu/hr/jobs/ Search by Job ID: 270749

Select University Faculty & Staff > External Applicants if you are a candidate from outside the university

Select University Faculty & Staff > Internal Applicants if you are a current university employee

If you need further assistance, please contact us at 706-721-9365

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